I hold a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de México. As a historian of Latin American cities, I am broadly interested in the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped urbanization in the twentieth century. I am currently writing a book that interrogates Mexico City’s 20th century urban transformation and places it within a global flow of ideas about cities and urbanization. At Trinity, I teach classes on Latin American History, Mexican History, and Urban History, in Latin America and the world.
Erin Kramer is an Assistant Professor of History who teaches courses in early American and Native American history. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. Her current book project looks at Dutch and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) influences on the seventeenth-century development of Albany, New York, as an important center of trade and diplomacy in the northeast borderlands.
Originally from Lakewood, Colorado, I completed my Ph.D. in modern Chinese history at Stanford University in 2016, and I received my B.A. in History and Asian Studies from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. At the core of my research interests lies the interplay between identity-building, state-society relations, and the construction of knowledge. My research has examined these themes in the history of modern China—from gender relations, to language policy, and food.
Lauren Turek earned her doctorate in history from the University of Virginia in 2015, and holds a degree in museum studies from New York University as well as a degree in history from Vassar College. A specialist in U.S.
Nicole Marafioti is an associate professor of history at Trinity, where she teaches courses on medieval Europe and co-chairs the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program. A specialist in Anglo-Saxon history, Marafioti has recently published The King's Body: Burial and Succession in Late Anglo-Saxon England, which investigates how kings' bodies, funerals, and tombs contributed to the process of royal succession in tenth and eleventh-century England.
I am a social and cultural historian of France from roughly the middle of the seventeenth century to the Napoleonic era. My longstanding research interests are in the history of sociability, popular religion, the history of animals and humans, and the connections between the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.
Educated on five continents, Anene Ejikeme received her PhD from Columbia University in 2003. A specialist in modern African history, she studies the politics of gender and eonomic development in colonial and postcolonial Africa. She is completing a manuscript, "From Traders to Teachers," an analysis of the changes in women's lives in Onitsha, an important Nigerian market town in the twentieth century. The life of the boxer, Hogan "Kid" Bassey, 1957 world welterweight champion and Nigerian nationalistic icon, is the subject of her next project.